chicken-hearted


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chicken-hearted

Cowardly or fearful. I'm not surprised that Tom didn't come to the rally—he's too chicken-hearted to defend his beliefs in public.

chicken-hearted

cowardly. Yes, I'm a chicken-hearted softie. I never try anything too risky.

chicken-hearted

mod. cowardly. He’s chicken-hearted, but I still love him.
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The message that Canadians were, by turns, disloyal, dishonourable, ungrateful and chicken-hearted was repeated so often that, by the third week of the "war" assorted polls, websites and public rallies rose up to bow down and kiss American .
He needs to get his facts right before he starts calling Newcastle voters chicken-hearted.
SUNDAY AD 68 Rome's chicken-hearted Emperor Nero committed suicide, aged 32, after the Senate had declared him a public enemy.
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This decade feels a bit more chicken-hearted than the last.